NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – Edwin Zhao of White Rock, B.C. and Markus Thormeyer of Delta, B.C., each collected their fifth gold medal on Sunday to tie for the most individual victories this week at the Speedo Canadian Western Swimming Championships.

Zhao posted his win Sunday in the men’s 1500-m freestyle to go along with his victories in the 200-m freestyle, 800-m freestyle, 400-m individual medley and 400-m freestyle.

Thormeyer was the 50-m freestyle winner in the same age group. He also won this week the 50-m, 100-m and 200-m backstroke and 100-m freestyle.

In the 17 and over age group winners included Yuri Kisil of Calgary in the 50-m freestyle, David Dimitrov of Kelowna, B.C., in the 200-m IM and Kier Maitland of Edmonton in the 1500-m freestyle. It was a third individual gold for each.

In the women’s 16 and over age group, national team member, Noemie Thomas of Vancouver lowered the meet record twice in the 200-m butterfly clocking the new 2:08.11 standard it the final.

Emily Overholt of West Vancouver, a bronze medallist at the world juniors last year, notched a third gold in the 200-m IM.

In the women’s 15 and under, three swimmers collected a third gold. Jordan Andrusak of Victoria in in the 200-m butterfly, Rebecca Smith of Red Deer, Alta., in the 50-m freestyle and Sophie Saroukian of Edmonton in the 1500-m freestyle.

Edmonton Keyano Swim Club took the team title for men, women and combined.

Full results at


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Women’s Team Scores
Edmonton Keyano Swim Club 597 pts
UVIC-Pacific Coast Swimming 464.50
Cascade Swim Club 442.50

Men’s Team Score
Edmonton Keyano Swim Club 635 pts
Cascade Swim Club 464 pts
University of Calgary Swim Club 462

Combines Team Westerns
Edmonton Keyano Swim Club 1232 pts
Cascade Swim Club 906.5pts
University of Calgary Swim Club 687 pts

Swim of the Meet
Based on the Jan 1 – Dec 31 2012 FINA World Rankings.
15 & Under Women
Georgia Kidd EKSC Rank 105 100 back 1:01.00
16 & Over Women
Noemie Thomas UBCD Rank 12 100 Fly 57.30
16 & Under Men
Markus Thormeyer WDSC Rank 122 200 Back 1:58.25
17 & Over Men
Keegan Zanatta Island Rank 34 400 Free 3:44.54

Female & Male High Point Aggregate
Scoring 5,3,1
15 & Under Women
Rebecca Smith RDCSC – 22pts
16 & Over Women
Amanda Reason UCSC – 17pts
16 & U Men
Edwin Zhao PSW – 30 pts
17 & Over
Yuri Kisil, CASC – 22 pts